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USA: are the memorabilia of the landing on the Moon heritage of humanity?

The footsteps, flag and objects of the Apollo 11 mission on the satellite must be protected

The USA requires rules for international recognition such as "heritage of humanity" of the footprint of Neil Armstrong, of the flag and of a hundred other objects abandoned on the Moon by Armstong and Aldrin.

The UN Treaty on interplanetary space signed in 1967 states that "Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, shall be free for exploration and use by all States without discrimination of any kind, on a basis of equality and in accordance with international law, and there shall be free access to all".

"Given the possibility of new lunar missions, Steve Miriam, a law specialist Speaking at Georgetown University on July 12th, he pointed out that "there is no American or international law prohibiting passing over Armstrong's footprints by destroying them forever".

This gave rise to the idea of establishing a rule that protects the remains of the landings of the past and the future, as happens on Earth for monuments and historical sites.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency